Escapism In 'My Sweet Little Blue Eyed Girl'
Arnold wants a young, beautiful girl to feel young and have control over them. He doesn’t want a normal healthy relationship but a sick distorted sense of power. At the end of the story you could tell he didn’t even put much attention to Connie as the girl she is since he says “My sweet little blue-eyed girl”. He is twisting his thoughts and thinking of a different girl, just using Connie for satisfaction. Jimmy thinks of Martha and about possibilities that could have been. He reads letters she wrote to him, pretending he went on romantic trips with her and hoping she truly loves him. He thoughts are no where near as frightening as Arnold Friend and are those of loneliness, stress and escapism but at the same time these thoughts could be detrimental if taken to seriously. Both Martha and Connie seem as the are not as innocent as girl from that are quote on quote were seem to be. They both had many suitors and it seems might have had experience with boys. These girls are both just young, experiencing life but crippled with the fact that flirting takes a bigger toll in their lives. Martha has to be ready to receive any type of news concerning Jimmy, while Connie has the unfortunate event of ever meeting Arnold and talking to